A formation FT-5 during a training mission.

PAF  operates some 35 FT-5s for advance

flying training

No.1 FCU FT-5s flying over a river


Flight line of No.1 Fighter Conversion Unit (FCU) based at Mianwali in mid80s


FT-5 during routine maintenance. With delays in deliveries of K-8, PAC Kamra has upgraded

FT-5s under Life of Type Extension Programme (LOTEX) extending its airworthiness to 280 hrs


FT-5 formation over Southern Punjab. FT-5 has been used only to improve a newly graduate's flying experience



No.1 Sqn is the only squadron flying the type since 1975. PAF has plans to replace FT-5s with K-8 jet trainer in near future

FT-5 flying over Mianwali. PAF has extensively modified FT-5 to carry out training activities and to under take defence role as well


FT-5 sitting at its home base. Around 35 of the 1950-era aircraft are still serving in PAF


A low flying FT-5 formation. Fresh graduates of PAF Academy fly 10-12 hrs in tandem FT-5 before going solo.

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